In Sunday’s Gloucester Spring Head on the Gloucester – Sharpness Canal, Stratford upon Avon Boat Club’s Women’s Novice coxed four in only their second race claimed a very commendable second place to Royal Grammar School Worcester by a mere eight seconds. Said coach Helen Smith, “This was an excellent performance by a relatively inexperienced crew who are continually improving.”
Stratford Masters rowers Richard Nelson, Gary Clay and Thomas Doherty continued their run of fine form in a Bridgnorth composite eight recording their third straight win in Masters’ C/D/E division beating into second place a quality Monmouth Masters C crew by twenty seconds. Commented Gary Clay, “Whilst this wasn’t our best row, we dealt reasonably well with the choppy conditions and look forward to an improved performance at the North of England Head next week as we continue to build up to the National Eights head in London.”
Stratford’s sister club King Edward The Sixth Grammar School won Novice 4+ and WJ18 1X. Their Novice 8 was third in their event and third in their Division.
Esme Booth who rows for both Stratford and KES was in fine form and was the fastest sculler in Division 2, male or female.
For more media cover, see Stratford Observer online http://bit.ly/1YvUbav and Stratford Herald p17